Like Morale After Fredericksburg, this assessment asks students to source and corroborate historical evidence. In this assessment, students evaluate an account by an English traveler describing African American workers in New York City. Question 1 asks students to evaluate whether the excerpt provides enough evidence to draw conclusions about the working conditions facing African Americans in New York City at the time. To answer this question, students must source the document to determine whether the author’s account can be thought of as conclusive evidence. Question 2 asks students to evaluate whether additional documents could be used to corroborate the account.
African American Workers Assessment
African American Workers Rubric